Bollore Logistics to launch AEROHUB in April'19

Logistics Update Africa | March 25, 2019

Bollore Logistics to launch AEROHUB in April'19
Bollore Transport & Logistics will launch AEROHUB, a new 15,000 square metre platform in Cote d'Ivoire in April 2019. The announcement of the same will be made at the Africa CEO Forum on March 25-26, 2019 held at Kigali, Rwanda. Located near Abidjan International Airport and less than 15 kilometre from the port terminal, AEROHUB will foster the development of national and sub-regional logistics activities.AEROHUB is a new tri-temperature platform having -20°C, 2°C to 10°C and ambient temperature designed for the reception, storage, and distribution of a range of goods, including food products such as dry, fresh and frozen, pharmaceutical products and high-value-added tech products. The new site will feature a warehouse management system ensuring real-time goods traceability and 24X7 security systems operational throughout the warehouse."AEROHUB is designed to meet the needs of our customers in Cote d'lvoire, and will support the development of the country's economy by serving as a strategic connection point between sea and air logistics flows. It will also favour inter-African trade, a central aspect in our current strategy for the enhanced economic integration of Africa," stated Thierry Ehrenbogen, deputy CEO of Bollore Transport & Logistics.

Spotlight

This paper seeks to offer a fresh way of looking at serious, entrenched human rights challenges by outlining the appropriate scope of supply chain responsibilities in different industries, and how companies should assess and report on the real risks associated with their business operations. It then offers a series of recommendations based on the principle of “shared responsibility”, proposing a fair allocation of the preventative and remedial costs and commitments for addressing these problems among global companies, their local business partners, local and foreign governments, unions, international financial institutions and private philanthropies.

Spotlight

This paper seeks to offer a fresh way of looking at serious, entrenched human rights challenges by outlining the appropriate scope of supply chain responsibilities in different industries, and how companies should assess and report on the real risks associated with their business operations. It then offers a series of recommendations based on the principle of “shared responsibility”, proposing a fair allocation of the preventative and remedial costs and commitments for addressing these problems among global companies, their local business partners, local and foreign governments, unions, international financial institutions and private philanthropies.

Related News

SUPPLY CHAIN

Turvo Launches Partner Program to Accelerate Supply Chain Transformation

Turvo | September 15, 2021

Turvo, provider of the world's leading collaboration application designed for the supply chain, today announces the launch of its new partner program to connect the growing ecosystem of companies driving supply chain improvements and accelerating transformation. Dozens of strategic partnerships have already been established with even more in progress. Building An Ecosystem Of Innovators "Collaboration is at the heart of the supply chain," said Scott Lang, Chairman & CEO of Turvo. "The disruptions from the pandemic have especially shown how important it is to work together effectively both inside and outside your organization. We're excited to launch our partner program to work with other best-in-class solutions, accelerate our mutual growth, and deliver even more value to our shared customers." Turvo is actively forming partnerships with organizations that understand the power of a connected network and want to revolutionize the supply chain. Turvo's partner program includes the following associates: Complementary Solutions Consulting Partners Integration Partners Referral Partners Technology Partners Why Leading Logistics Teams Choose Turvo By unifying the people, systems, and data in supply chains, Turvo's award-winning collaborative logistics software platform, the Turvo Collaboration Cloud, allows organizations to collaborate more effectively and future-proof their businesses. With visibility across orders, inventory, and shipments, logistics teams are able to plan, execute, and settle quickly and efficiently. For participants across the supply chain, Turvo delivers dramatic improvements, such as: Freight brokers using Turvo commonly see 3X improvements in productivity and revenue per broker, allowing them to focus on more strategic initiatives, deliver more value to customers, and stand above the competition. Third-party logistics providers (3PLs), including the nation's largest and most innovative cold chain logistics provider, gain all the benefits as freight brokers, plus full visibility into orders and inventory, even with hundreds of warehouses and many different warehouse management systems (WMS). Carriers get paid faster by uploading proof-of-delivery (POD) documents directly into the Turvo Driver app, all without annoying and dangerous check calls. Shippers gain both inbound and outbound shipment visibility into shipments, orders, and inventory to stay ahead of disruptions, control costs, and better serve customers. As a result, Turvo empowers every supply chain participant to deliver better customer experiences to their partners, deliver better employee experiences for their internal teams, and gain an advantage over the competition. Uniquely, Turvo's cloud-native solution goes beyond traditional transportation management systems (TMS), control towers, customer portals, real-time visibility solutions, and marketplaces to deliver critical supply chain capabilities in one system through point-and-click integrations and strategic technology partnerships. About Turvo Turvo provides the world's leading collaboration application designed specifically for the supply chain. Turvo connects people and organizations allowing shippers, logistics providers, and carriers to unite their supply chains, deliver outstanding customer experiences, collaborate in real-time, and accelerate growth. The technology unifies all systems, internal and external, providing one end-to-end solution to execute all operations and analytics while eliminating redundant manual tasks and automating business processes. Turvo customers include some of the world's largest, Fortune 500 logistics service providers, shippers, and freight brokers.

Read More

FREIGHT

ZUUM Launches the Most Comprehensive Freight Broker Platform to Digitize Operations and Increase Profits

ZUUM Transportation | May 24, 2021

ZUUM Transportation, a logistics technology innovator, has launched ZUUM Automated Broker, a SaaS-enabled network for freight brokers to fuel their growth by digitizing their operations. ZUUM Automated Broker is the first platform in ZUUM's Logistics Super Platform modular product line that addresses capability gaps for freight brokerages, 3PLs, and freight forwarders. The launch of ZUUM Automated Broker illustrates the company's commitment to defragmenting the logistics industry by offering the tools necessary for proper collaboration. By serving as a freight-matching tool for shippers and carriers, new entrants are trying to capitalize on the displacement of traditional freight brokerages. During volatile markets, freight brokerages also raise headcount to service the influx of freight. While this meets their customers' capacity needs immediately, it is not sustainable when freight rates stabilize, as freight brokers and carriers depend on thin profit margins to stay in business. According to Market Research on Freight Broker Software, the "high license cost of software" and a scarcity of user-friendly options are stifling industry-wide adoption. While ZUUM provides freight-matching services, the company is sharing the technology used by ZUUM's freight brokerage with external brokerages that could be considered competitors. "At ZUUM, we strive to elevate the industry by delivering technology that truly enhances the logistics and transportation industry, as well as the experts who occupy the space," says Mustafa Azizi, CEO of ZUUM Transportation. "We rigorously tested this for our brokerage before launch, and our best freight brokers covered over 30 shipments in a single day. This product enables brokers to focus on strengthening relationships with their partners." About ZUUM Transportation ZUUM Transportation is a fast-growing tech startup that is revolutionizing the logistics industry. Its vision is to simplify logistics and streamline supply chains globally through the use of a single efficient, automated, and user-friendly super platform. ZUUM is a global freight marketplace that also includes a shipper TMS, broker SaaS, carrier TMS, and a mobile driver app.

Read More

SUPPLY CHAIN

Locus partners with Tracker to power an end-to-end supply chain management solution

Locus | August 26, 2021

Locus, a future-ready platform that automates supply chain decisions, has partnered with Tracker, a leading provider of telematics solutions in South Africa, to power an end-to-end Planning, Optimization and Execution Management platform. The partnership leverages Tracker's telematics expertise and footprint combined with specialist software capability from Locus to provide a holistic supply chain management solution. Telematics data from subscribed vehicles is interpreted by the technology platform supplied by Locus to provide real-time transport analytics and insights. This complements the pre-existing Tracker insight into vehicle location and driver behaviour by delivering analytics that provides full visibility at an operational level around all aspects of route planning and deliveries. It also enables a comparison between planned versus actual performance. Easy to implement, understand, and use, the technology empowers fleet managers to make immediate decisions based on automated, real-time fleet data. The Locus platform is an automated routing system that helps businesses seamlessly dispatch and manage resources on the ground, whilst automating key decision-making steps with the help of proprietary adaptive algorithms. This results in increased SLA adherence and reduced time, distance, and operational costs. The platform has enhanced visibility from origin to destination with a feature-rich control tower dashboard, driver application, and customer-facing tracking interface. Driver analysis and scoring paired with the artificial intelligence dashcam component for driver authorisation and in-cab monitoring further enhances compliance management. This smart management platform further assists fleets to obtain higher asset utilisation, better driver communication, and seamless interactions with shippers and warehouses. These efficiencies offer significant cost and time savings to the business. Piyush Sharma, Vice President of Business for APAC, GCC & Africa, says, "We are extremely excited about partnering with Tracker, which is a well-known and loved technology brand in Africa. Our solutions complement each other perfectly and open up great opportunities for us to explore the African market deeply while unlocking significantly more value for our end customers. The pandemic & other unforeseeable events have made it extremely crucial to have a resilient supply chain. End-to-end visibility with Dispatch Management & Optimisation capabilities gives organizations that boost of agility which ensures they are ahead of the game. That's where this partnership unlocks great value for our clients and potential customers." "We are excited to partner with an innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) partner like Locus to bolster our solution sets," says Kobus Visagie, Executive: Business Solutions at Tracker South Africa. "This partnership translates into robust analytics and advanced routing and optimisation capabilities for our fleet customers that should produce significant benefits to these businesses in the areas of cost savings, revenue generation, and increased service levels." ABOUT LOCUS Locus' smart and scalable solutions help enterprises gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, increase operational efficiency, reduce environmental impact and streamline the customer experience. Locus's future-ready platform has resulted in $150 million+ savings in logistics costs, 70 million+ kilometer reductions in distance traveled, and 17 million+ kilograms reduction in GHG emissions across clients like Nestle, Mondelez, Unilever, BigBasket, Bluedart, Bukalapak, The Tata Group, and many others. ABOUT TRACKER With more than 1.1 million subscriptions and over 24 years' experience in the vehicle tracking and telematics industry, Tracker is the largest telematics brand in South Africa. Through a culture of continuous innovation driven by one of the most experienced and dynamic teams, Tracker has built a reputation far beyond its SVR roots which has cemented our position as the leading provider of telematics solutions to an automotive ecosystem that includes OEMs, Dealers, Insurers, Fleet Operators and Consumers. Providing value-added information to our clients has grown exponentially as we have evolved our data systems and interpretation capabilities.

Read More